12 November 1859
I am desired by Your Excellency to
forwards further accounts without delay. No exertion is wanting on
my part to comply with your instructions. I have written again and
again for sundry outstanding Accounts and daily expect my repeated
requests to be complied with.
I have at the same time to state that not
only have I but one Accountant Clerk for the Accounts of the Lands
and Works Department, (Civil and Military) – but also for those of
the Detachment (150 strong) of which he is the Pay Corporal, and
which, as you know, at present much divided.
The same Clerk is the one that the
Treasurer has applied for! Captain Gosset could not have been
aware of this circumstance.
I have every desire to meet his wishes
and therefore, though of the greatest inconvenience to the duties
and responsibilities resting on me, I spare Sergeant Lindsay RA to
assist him for a short time in recasting the Accounts already sent
in. Captain Gosset mentions that a week will be sufficient and I
must beg that Sergeant Lindsay be not detained beyond that time.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient,